Sasja Beslik

Sasja has helped catalyze the rise of ESG investing in Europe and the world, and is a recognized thought leader and practitioner in this space. The Stars fund he launched with Nordea in 2011 helped pioneer sustainable investment in Europe, and was awarded Sweden’s outstanding equity fund in 2017. His funds have consistently beaten the market, while achieving significant sustainability results for the listed companies.

Sasja was awarded a medal from His Majesty the King of Sweden for outstanding contribution to the environment and sustainability (2016) , and he was recognized as a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum (2011). Sasja serves on various boards and global committees, including the UNPRI Steering Committee on Water Issues and Shale Gas, and the UNEP Water Working Group, and is a board member of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), and the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC).

He is the author of the book Guld och gröna skogar (Gold and Green Forests). He produces an influential weekly podcast on sustainable finance (“ESG on a Sunday”). Born in the former Yugoslavia, Sasja is a Swedish citizen.

He graduated from the University of Stockholm, where he studied economics and journalism.

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